Your client is a trucking company. The company has grown through acquiring regional trucking companies, which are currently each managed as separate businesses.
The CEO, who is new and an outsider to the company, has asked you to help prioritize some short-term investments, as well as advise on where the company should go in the long term.
In terms of short-term investments, the CEO is particularly interested in a Route Optimization software that has been developed by one of the regional divisions and has significantly improved profitability within that division. So, the CEO wants to know what the impact to the total firm’s profitability will be if this is implemented.
What framework would you use to approach this problem?
Deloitte Case Study Overview
In this Deloitte case study, the client is trucking company. You’ve been asked to analyze the financial impact of the implementation of a new software.
You can use the Profitability Framework here, but don’t get stuck on the basic frameworks. The most desirable consulting candidates use a combination of frameworks and their own business acumen to come up with a custom structure tailored to the business situation.
The case is like one you could expect in a first round at Deloitte.
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